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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (endparenthesis @ Mar. 01 2005,6:54)]Don't know how I did it but it seems to be the plant I'm best at growing.
    congrats End, propaply not the easiest CP out there. definatly not in my book. i killed several Lowes Darlinonia in near perfect conditons from what i was told. i had given up but some one sent me an itty bitty division from a greenhouse hardened off plant and it has thrived in constant adverse conditions for me. i think what "clone" yah have can influence things greatly.
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    Quote[/b] ]"The pitcher plants are living in an alkaline environment,"
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    I can sort of grow them. the thing is the darned dormancy! well... I got them to survive one winter... I guess that counts.
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    I haven't gone through dormancy with one yet. Maybe that'll be my downfall.

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    I'm pretty sure it's because they were too moist. I just discovered that parts of the sarr. rubra and VFTs' rhizome were rotting (actually maggots were eating it...) so I cleaned them up and transplanted them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Alvin Meister @ Mar. 02 2005,8:15)]
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    Quote[/b] ]"The pitcher plants are living in an alkaline environment,"
    That doesn't sound right [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]
    Alvin,

    I know what you mean, especially since they are often found on sphagnum mats. I think it's in reference to the serpentine areas they are found in. I "think" that serpentine is alkaline, but am not 100% sure. When they talk about N. rajah and other plants in that area, they sometimes say "ultra basic" (also ultamafic, I think) soils, because of similar minerals in them. There is still plenty of decaying matter for them to grow in.
    The Nepenthes that grow on limestone cliffs grow in pockets containing decaying plant material, so it's more peat-like. I think "Savage Garden" even recommends an alkaline medium for N. northiana, but if you ask some people growing this plant(like Jeff Shafer), he is not using anything like that.

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